The songwriter and writer Wolfram Eicke is dead. He had drowned on Wednesday in the Baltic Sea in front of his home Haffkrug, said an agent of his friend and colleague Rolf Zuckowski the German Press Agency. First, the "Lübeck news" about death,
Eicke was 63 years old. Born in Lübeck, he wrote children's songs, novels for teenagers and satirical texts for adults.
His most famous piece is the musical "Der kleine Tag", for which he wrote the music together with Hans Niehaus and Zuckowski. The play has been played on dozens of stages in Germany since its premiere in April 2000. The radio play CD with the musical was awarded a Golden Record in 2012.
After high school and a traineeship at a Schleswig-Holstein local newspaper Eicke was initially a journalist. He worked for three years at the German-language service of the BBC in London, followed by stations at radio stations in Berlin, Baden-Baden and Hamburg.
"Eventually, I realized that I was fascinated by the connection between storytelling and music, started writing stories, and finally, I quit journalism and became a freelance artist," Eicke told years ago.